Like in the movie Coming back with Leonardo Di Caprio, a man in Alaska he had to fight alone for a week against a bear. And in the end he was saved thanks to the intervention of a Coast Guard helicopter. With leg and torso injuries, a mixture of adrenaline, sleep deprivation, and just two remaining rounds of ammo for his gun, he reports I read, he was then spotted by a Coast Guard pilot, Jared Carbajal, who noticed an SOS sign and “help me” scribbled on the tin roof of an Alaskan desert shack.
The man, in his 50s, explained to the U.S. Coast Guard that he was attacked by a grizzly bear and spent a sleepless week rejecting visits from the wild animal, which had also ripped open the doors of the shack and was returning. nightly.
The Coast Guard rescue was a notable stroke of luck, as the crew of Commander Carabajal’s helicopter, departing from Kodiak, was on its way to another destination, but changed course about a mile to avoid bad weather. .
The helicopter then transported the injured to Nome. The Coast Guard stressed that the incident is a reminder to anyone heading into the desert and recommends that they always carry an emergency signal or satellite phone with them in case of danger.